In The Dark Of The Moon: The Sun At Leo 3 – Showing Our Independent Spirit
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is the Karmic Condition (the degree before) of the new Moon – it is what we take into this time ahead… we may need to integrate this, we may need to show our independence, stand up for what we believe in, give voice or action to the things we support… take some time out for ourselves (for heaven’s sake!) – maybe check out our nails, go to the hairdresser, slap on some moisturiser
‘A Mature Woman’ here is ‘Keeping Up With the Times’ through having a modern hairstyle; she’s ‘Having Her Hair Bobbed’. She does not want to be out of touch with fashion and considered old-fashioned. Getting her ‘Hair Bobbed’ helps her to present an image of being modern and in tune with what’s current in the world. As she’s said to be ‘A Mature Woman’, the hairstyle may be her way of making a statement that with the changes that are happening in her life she’s feeling somewhat different about herself. When the Symbols were brought through in 1925, it was indeed rather radical to cut your hair in a ‘Bob’ if you were a woman.
This Symbol speaks of being in tune with fashions, keeping up with the times and having a modern outlook on life. Although it’s clear that you cannot become different just by changing your appearance, feeling good about your image or how you look does radiate both inwardly and outwardly. This degree often shows up for people who make a difference in the world through their forward thinking and their ability to be individuals even in the world of trends or fashion. Although this degree speaks about fashion, external changes may impress others or make you feel better for a time, but truly, it’s your inner self that is the essence of who and what you are, not the mask you wear.
Making an effort to keep up with trends. Asserting one’s independence from social constraints. Shrugging off the years. Plastic surgery. Younger attitudes. Midlife crisis.
The Caution: Relying on external fashion to disguise inner emptiness. Being a slave to the times. Battling society’s glorification of youth. Mutton dressed up as lamb.